Your search found 3 Results
New York, New York, IPPF, WHR, . 40,  p.The 1986 Annual Report of the International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR) documents the success of individual affiliates in providing well-managed family planning activities, improving the efficiency and effectiveness of services, and expanding program outreach through collaboration with other organizations. In 1986, new family planning associations were established in Haiti, Belize, and Venezuela. Innovative programs targeted at men were established in Colombia, Guatemala, and the Caribbean. In both Guatemala and Colombia, the number of vasectomy acceptors increased dramatically in 1986 as a result of male clinics that can dispel doubts and misconceptions associated with male sterilization and have convinced men who had heard of vasectomy and did not desire any more children to undergo the procedure. In the Caribbean, posters, pamphlets, and audiovisual materials bearing the message that fathers also plan their families have received a positive response from men. In Chile, the Dominican Republic, and the English- speaking Caribbean, a special effort has been directed toward the problem of adolescent pregnancy. Sex education courses in the schools, community distribution of educational materials, recruitment of adolescent peer counselors, and efforts to encourage teenagers to attend family planning clinics have formed part of this effort. Also in 1986, government support for family planning increased in the region. Argentina rescinded a 1974 law prohibiting family planning, Peru highlighted the centrality of family planning programs to achieving national development goals, and Brazil's social security system began to provide family planning services. The primary challenge for 1987 is to reach the 30 million couples in Latin America and the Caribbean who still lack access to family planning services.
New York, New York, PPFA, 1985 Feb. 8 p.This booklet highlights a selection of some current Planned Parenthood education programs. 3 programs in the area of child sexual abuse include the Sexual Abuse Prevention Project (SAPP), the "Bubbylonian Encounter" -- a sexual abuse prevention program, and OK Bears, an education program for parents and other adults. SAPP is designed to get more people involved and informed about sexual abuse, to educate both parents and children in prevention techniques, and to prepare both parents and educators for possible disclosures that may result from the program's presentations. In less than 1 year, "Bubbylonian Encounter", a program for elementary school children, has received so much community support that it has expanded to school districts in other counties. "OK/Not OK Touches" educates parents and other adults about sexual abuse of children so they can separate the myths from the facts and communicate with children about this sensitive subject. In the area of teen theater, "An Ounce of Prevention" is a comprehensive videotape project on child sexual abuse. Also in this area are The Great Body Show -- a rural family planning program designed to reduce teen pregnancy through increased education; TACT (Teenage Communication Theater) -- an approach to education using drama to heighten awareness of problems of teens: Youth Expression Theater, which uses drama to heighten awareness of the real problems and pressures faced by teens in the social and sexual areas of their lives; THE SOURCE -- a 15-member volunteer teen outreach council which wrote their own play, "Speak Up-Speak Out;" and the Washington Area Improvisational Teen Theater, which has as its purpose to increase awareness and provide the information teenagers need in order to make responsible decisions regarding their sexuality. Parent/child education programs include APPLES, a set of 4 prevention and education-oriented programs for adolescent parents and their children; Parents and Children Together (P.A.C.T.), an early teenage pregnancy prevention program aimed at providing family life education to parents and children of all ages; and the Parent Education Program of New York City, which offers a variety of resources to help parents become better sexuality educators for their children. Two male involvement programs and Boys and Babies, a program which enhances and builds on the innate potential of all humans to care and nurture, and The Male Services Program, which is based on the premise that young men can make better, more responsible decisions about their sexual behavior with education and guidance.
London, England, IPPF, 1984 May. ii, 59 p.The Bellagio consultation was held in July, 1983 on the initiative of the Programme Committee of International Medical Advisory Panel to consider more closely what the needs of adolescents are and what more should be done to meet them. Participants from several countries--within and outside of IPPF--were invited. Before the Consultation, participants exchanged information, experience and ideas in writing as a basis for their discussion. 3 topics were focused on: 1) needs and problems; 2) information, education, and counselling; and 3) reproductive health management. An action plan for the next 3 to 5 years was drawn up. It offers broad suggestions about the kind of activities that would be appropriate for family planning associations and IPPF to take. Adolescents all over the world are in need of much better education and health care related to fertility, these are not the same in each society. A comprehensive approach to adolescent needs is favored. The recommendations form part of a broad discussion about how adolescents can best be helped to behave responsibly. Adolescent fertility has implications for health, psychological, social and economic well being. General program and operational guidelines are given, as are 8 areas for action: 1) creation of awareness and advocacy; 2) youth leadership and participation in adolescent programs; 3) information and education; 4) counseling; 5) fertility-related services; 6) sharing of experience, information and resources; 7) training and skill development; and 8) research. A list of participants and background papers is given.